Sewer Connection Work
Starting in mid-July for approximately one month, construction crews will be working at the intersection of Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue to connect the newly installed sewer pipe into the existing sewer system (see map for location).
This work will result in some construction noise. A temporary sewer bypass system using pumps and above-ground piping will be set up to allow crews to work within the underground chamber near the southwest corner of the intersection. Bypass pumps and generators will be running 24 hours a day for the duration of the work. Efforts will be made to reduce noise through careful placement and shrouding of equipment.
Crews will be working both day and night shifts in order to complete the work as quickly as possible. This is necessary to reduce the chance of a large rainfall event happening while the bypass is in operation, as large amounts of rain could cause higher than normal sewer flows which may stress the temporary bypass system.
All work will comply with City of Richmond bylaws or granted bylaw variances.
Traffic and Safety
The map to the left shows the traffic pattern changes at the Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue intersection. There will be traffic delays and turn restrictions. Access will be maintained to the Minoru Centre for Active Living and Brighouse Fire Hall, as well as all homes and residential buildings.
Sidewalks adjacent to the work zones will be closed. Crews will ensure that at least one pedestrian crossing and one sidewalk for both Granville Avenue and Gilbert Road remain open at all times.
Please use alternate routes and follow signage and the direction of traffic control personnel.